This is a series wherein I will discuss whatever book I’m reading or have just finished. Feel free to post in the comments what you’re reading or your own thoughts about the books I discuss.
Divergent by Veronica Roth
From Goodreads: Beatrice “Tris” Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth’s dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place her in mortal danger. Veronica Roth’s young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances.
From Vicki: I can’t relate to many of the choices Tris makes – I would probably have joined Amity or Erudite, which would have necessitated different choices anyway. But I couldn’t put this book down. The writing is spare yet powerful. Tris’s story came through loud and clear and I felt every jab to the nose or kick to the kidneys, every rung of the ladder, every touch of Four’s hand. I was so invested, yet I couldn’t relate. How did Veronica Roth do that?
I don’t think of myself as being a fan of dystopian literature, but this book got so much buzz and so many rave reviews that I had to read it for myself. I didn’t expect to like it as much as everyone else. But I did. I must jump on the bandwagon.
And I’d love to see this as a movie!
(And I just have to add – it really doesn’t feel like a Thursday, does it? Ugh. Next week we’ll all be back on track and all will be right with the world. Please agree or I might…scream silently at my computer screen.)